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Hertha Berlin (4-2-3-1) Jarstein; Pekarik, Boyata, Torunarigha, Plattenhadt; Skjelbred, Grujic; Lukebakio, Darida, Cunha; Ibisevic.
Substitutes: Smarsch, Klunter, Mittelstadt, Dardai, Dilrosun, Maier, Samardzic, Piatek, Ngankam.
Union Berlin (3-4-2-1) Gikiewicz; Friedrich, Hubner, Parensen; Trimmel, Andrich, Promel, Reichel; Ingvartsen, Bulter; Andersson.
Substitutes: Nicolas, Subotic, Ryerson, Mees, Malli, Kroos, Gentner, Polter, Ujah.
Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Hertha Berlin v Union Berlin from the Olympiastadion. This is both a football match and a social experiment: in the next few hours we should find out whether the lack of a crowd affects the traditional intensity of a derby game.
The return fixture in November, which Union won 1-0, was played in a spectacular and occasionally malevolent atmosphere. Flares won’t stop play tonight, and we won’t see Union’s keeper Rafal Gikiewicz dissuading supporters from coming on the field. But this is still a huge occasion, the first time Hertha have ever hosted Union in the Bundesliga.